• Angelina Weld Grimké

    A Renaissance Reborn

    STUDIES of the Harlem Renaissance typically focus on black male figures ... Not only are women typically underrepresented; indeed, the movement is often portrayed as being essentially a black male phenomenon. Thus, this study of three lesser-known female poets, including Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958) is a welcome departure.

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    The Light of Day

    PROVINCETOWN PAINTER Edith Lake Wilkinson (1868-1957) had been lost to history since 1924, the year in which she was admitted to Sheppard Pratt, a private psychiatric hospital ... Fortunately, all of her artworks and sketchbooks had been safely packed away in a trunk in the attic of relatives. ...

  • LAING July 18 - FINAL

    All the Lonely Artists

    Laing’s book (The Lonely City) is a version of Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, only in this case they are all massively alienated. Warhol, we learn, was not only skittish about being touched by other people, ... but gave up trying to acquire friends when he moved to New York ...

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    The Lure of the Muscular Male

    THE MUSCULAR MALE PHYSIQUE can arrest observers’ gaze involuntarily. Research by social psychologists indicates that muscular male bodies capture and hold the attention of spectators both male and female.

  • GLBT Elected Officials

    Can the GLB Vote Swing an Election?

    ANOTHER MEASURE of the political influence of GLBT voters is the number of elected officials in the U.S. who are openly gay or lesbian, and this number has been climbing steadily for the past three decades.

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